Shea Whigham

01/18/2018 – Shea Whigham – Paramount Network Launch Party – Arrivals – Sunset Tower, 8358 Sunset Boulevard – Los Angeles, CA, USA –  Photo Credit: /

Birth Name: Franklin Shea Whigham

Place of Birth: Tallahassee, Florida, U.S.

Date of Birth: January 5, 1969

Ethnicity: English, Scottish, remote Welsh and French, possibly remote Creek Native American and other

Shea Whigham is an American actor. An oft-working supporting player since the late 2000s, his roles include the films Tigerland, All the Real Girls, Man of the House (2005), Wristcutters: A Love Story, First Snow, Pride and Glory, Splinter, Blood Creek, Fast & Furious (2009), and several of its sequels; Radio Free Albemuth, Barry Munday, Machete, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Conspirator, Take Shelter, Catch .44, Savages (2012), Silver Linings Playbook, American Hustle, The Wolf of Wall Street, Non-Stop, Lila & Eve, Cop Car, Term Life, Kong: Skull Island, Death Note (2017), Wheelman, Beirut, Sicario: Day of the Soldado, First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, Vice (2018), City of Lies, To the Stars, Low Tide, Joker, The Quarry, Vampires vs. the Bronx, The Gateway, Small Engine Repair, South of Heaven, and The Gray Man, and television’s Faith of My Fathers, Boardwalk Empire, Agent Carter, Vice Principals, Waco, Homecoming, Perry Mason, Gaslit, and Waco: The Aftermath.

He is the son of Beth, a school librarian, and Frank Whigham, an attorney. He was raised partly in Lake Mary, Florida. Shea is married to Christine, with whom he has four children, including actress Giorgia Whigham.

Shea’s paternal grandfather was Julian B. Whigham (the son of Bertie/Bert/Burtis Franklin Whigham and Minnie Dayton Weeks). Julian was born in Alabama. Bertie was the son of Franklin Joseph Whigham and Fannie Elizabeth Jay. Minnie was the daughter of Andrew Jackson Weeks and Plassedie Pierce.

Shea’s paternal grandmother was named Mildred E. “Millie.”

Sources: Genealogy of Shea’s paternal grandfather, Julian B. Whigham (through Julian’s brother) –

Obituary of Shea’s paternal grandfather, Julian B. Whigham –

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    he has plenty of Scottish ancestry (his Whigham line, among others), 1/4096 African ancestry (through John Punch/Bunch), some Native American (Creek) and remote Welsh and French. Triracial guy.

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